In the Construction Industry, knowledge in each participating discipline is diversifying and expanding on an unprecedented rate. How is each company tapping into that knowledge base? How much of resources is consumed in that knowledge acquisition? How and with what effort is that knowledge put to use?
The answer to all these questions we all know, probably with little frustration. Every discipline is expanding the knowledge in isolation, i.e. from within boundaries of its practice. For the generation of knowledge such boundaries are important for the scope focus, but for its accumulation such isolated knowledge is extremely time consuming and thus costly.
The next stage after accumulation is putting such knowledge to use in the design and construction practices of projects. Professional Associations and other Government Authorities are gradually adding multiple processes and systems into those knowledge with time. Regardless how necessary those added processes and knowledge are, when perceived from within the timelines of fast paced projects, their benefits are failed to be realized as essentials, and appear as ‘Red-Tape’. In other words, the merits of importance of the disciplinary knowledge differ from within and external to the timelines of projects. And knowledge may appear to be turned over against its practice due to the Solos of multiple organizations and their involvement in the disciplinary knowledge propagation.
Thus the primary question is: How can we turn knowledge for it to be easy to acquire, and store it such that it is easy to use? In the current industry practice, the knowledge that is easy to use are mostly interpreted in the form of checklists and standards, i.e. the knowledge that is consumed to its intended use in the most direct form, and with lesser room to interpret. The knowledge that is acquired in the abstract forms, are those that can be interpreted in multiple ways, but are time consuming and dependent on the involvement of Human Resources carrying such knowledge. As much as Human Resources are essential for the knowledge acquisition and its interpretation for putting it into practice, such job should not be left to individuals only and to the HR departments to acquire such people. Or in other words, answer is not hidden only in the Human Resource Development. Knowledge must exist and be practiced in the overall Organizational Systems.
The purpose is not to undermine the Human Resource Development in an organization, as that is extremely important. The purpose is to pay enough emphasis on all aspects of knowledge propagation, acquisition and its usage, as it is the knowledge that dictates organizational success. Tender Bid Supply is participating in many researches to find important factors that participate in the Organizational Success:
Organizational Success = Production of the knowledge of Success patterns + Resources required to constructing the dynamic success patterns + External Network and Organizational Environment to work on it in an intelligent fashion.
Partnering with the knowledge based organizations, like Tender Bid Supply, can help tracking the success patterns even external to the client organization in the broader disciplinary practices and in the overall economy of the industry. The usage of the knowledge based B2B platform, like BizInterface can jointly create and mimic success patterns in an organizations. Knowledge in it has to remain free and easy to tap into. Either these are organizations from any industry (like, construction, oil and gas, mining, or healthcare industries, not-for-profit public professional organizations, public organizations like municipalities) or from any discipline (for example in construction industry: like, Architects, Structural, MEP or other consultant, or you are a developer and owner of projects, or General Contractor, Trade Contractor, Project Manager, Construction Manager, or even Construction Associations and organizations, Municipalities) knowledge partnership with each other through B2B platform can change the whole industry dynamics. Finding the right partnership on B2B platform (like Bizinterface) and co-create the knowledge.